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winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:23 PM

what side dishes would you serve with it?

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  1. TonyO RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:26 PM

    I like garlic mashed potatoes and green beans sauteed in butter and and slivered almonds (and a bottle of Zinfandel).

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      winebarb RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:35 PM

      that's so funny, it is exactly what i was thinking-thanks

      1. TonyO RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:37 PM

        Sometimes it's just right !

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          winebarb RE: TonyO Feb 14, 2007 05:38 PM

          what about apps and desert?

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            TonyO RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:40 PM


            Apps: Crab cakes and/or Roasted beet salad w feta

            Dessert: If there is room, an apple tart with cinnamon ice cream

            Does that work ?

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          winebarb RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:43 PM

          wow, your'e good:)

          1. ChinoWayne RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 05:45 PM

            Small red potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts and mushroom caps, braised in the pan with the meat.

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              Emme RE: ChinoWayne Feb 14, 2007 08:45 PM


              For apps, matzah ball soup or gefilte fish :) ... guess I associate brisket w/ passover.

              Dessert- honey cake, apple cake, and/or kichel.

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                ChinoWayne RE: Emme Feb 14, 2007 11:11 PM

                Yeah, but I don't wait for Pesach to have my brisket, just cool weather.

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                  TonyO RE: ChinoWayne Feb 15, 2007 04:27 AM

                  Don't forget us Gentiles ! We enjoy a brisket every now and then !

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                    ChinoWayne RE: TonyO Feb 15, 2007 09:31 AM

                    Absolutely no intention of excluding Gentiles, some of whom turn out some might fine 'Q from a hunk of brisket. (That's on the summer menu, bar-b-qued brisket, the braised brisket is on the fall/winter menu.) In the case of the 'Q version, appropriate sides would be: cole slaw, potato salad, beans, corn on the cob.

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                      amkirkland RE: ChinoWayne Feb 15, 2007 12:28 PM

                      Gentile here... why not mix the two? grilled matzoh? Q on a bagel w/ bitter herbs? All kidding aside... sauerkraut with bbqed brisket could be delicious. wait... coleslaw... cabbage. potato salad... very germanic.... lots of german immigrants in TX. Something is going on here.

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                        ChinoWayne RE: amkirkland Feb 15, 2007 12:55 PM

                        Except, once we go to Texas to eat brisket, we must follow the lead of the local 'Q purists, all sides, including sauce, are not on the table, just the meat! ;-)

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                          amkirkland RE: ChinoWayne Feb 15, 2007 02:04 PM

                          Hmmm... as a native Texan I've go no problem with sides. Whether I'm gonna eat them is another question. And by all means don't put cream in my coffee for me and don't put sauce on my brisket. Now the wonderbread that gets thrown a meat plate like general mills is subsidizing the joint is a whole other deal. At least I can use it as a napkin and save a tree.

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              FlavoursGal RE: winebarb Feb 14, 2007 07:25 PM

              Kasha and bowties and carrot tzimmes.

              1. TonyO RE: winebarb Feb 15, 2007 12:30 PM

                Too cold to BBQ right now in New England ! Those slow cooked sweet and sour style briskets are an exellent alternative in winter (or anytime for that matter) !

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                  rednails RE: winebarb Feb 15, 2007 02:15 PM

                  Roasted veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) and/or potatoes (Yukon golds or fingerlings). Or orzo pilaf, to soak up the sauce.
                  A crisp green salad with a light vinaigrette.

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